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The secrets of Elm Medona thicken . . . with Harry Houdini! When Great-Uncle Thorne arrives at Elm Medona, Maisie and Felix's lives get shaken up again. Uncle Thorne moves the family into the mansion proper. One night, Great-Aunt Maisie arranges for Thorne, Maisie, and Felix to rendezvous with her in The Treasure Chest. Minutes later, Maisie and Felix find themselves at a magic show on Coney Island in 1893 starring Harry Houdini. As they follow him and his brother Dash to Pennsylvania and Rhode Island and back to New York City, they wonder what has become of Great-Aunt Maisie and Great-Uncle Thorne. Then one evening at Tom Pastor's Famous 14th Street Theater, the curtain opens and all is revealed.
Harry's gonna MUNCH, and CRUNCH, and eat everything in sight! Blueberries are a fine snack for some babies. But not this little guy. Harry is hungry! His tummy grumbles and rumbles. Momma asks him to wait just a minute. But Harry can't, Harry won't. Off he goes to munch the flower bed, the neighbor's house, the school! Will nothing stop this hungry baby? Steven Salerno's entertaining illustrations and spirited story transform a universal experience into a feast of fantasy that readers of all ages will relish.
Second in the Harry Potter series, this book sees Harry and his friends hear a rumour about a chamber of secrets, holding unknown horrors to wizards of Muggle parentage.
In this final book of the series, Harry and his friends go in search of Voldemort's remaining Horcruxes and to destroy them,as Harry knows that, only then can he free himself and his loved ones and overcome the Dark Lord's forces of evil.
Triwizard Tournament, a famous magical competition in which one champion from each of the three largest wizarding schools in Europe. Harry's name is mysteriously entered into the tournament, where he is forced to compete.<P><P> When the Quidditch World Cup is disrupted by Voldemort's rampaging supporters alongside the resurrection of the terrifying Dark Mark, it is obvious to Harry that, far from weakening, Voldemort is getting stronger. The ultimate signal to the magic world of the Dark Lord's return would be the defeat of the one and only survivor of his death curse, Harry Potter. So when Harry is entered for the prestigious yet dangerous Triwizard Tournament, he knows that rather than win it, the pressure is on to succeed. But Harry does not realise that he will soon face a horrifying fate.<P> Hugo Award winner.
This fantasy novel is about a boy who discovers that he is a wizard and subsequently his magical legacy.In his new wizard school, Harry meets new friends and learns about the wizard lifestyle; its rules and regulations.
This literary companion to the Harry Potter series examines the influence of such writers as Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis and Jane Austen on the prose of J.K. Rowling. Granger has previously written about the growing importance of the Potter series in academic circles, and he provides both fans and literary scholars with thematic links to such works as Gulliver's Travels and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The author also draws distinctions between the surface meanings in the books and the moral, allegorical and mythological undertones. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
One of the most popular series ever published for young Americans, these classics have been praised alike by parents, teachers, and librarians. With these lively, inspiring, fictionalized biographies -- easily read by children of eight and up -- today's youngster is swept right into history.
Harry is a poisonous centipede but he's not "very" brave. Still, he is the star of this "seriously" squirmy story. Harry likes to eat things that wriggle and crackle, and things that are juicy and munchy!
Harry, a young centipede, faces danger and frustration when he is captured by a hoo-min and placed in a jar. Sequel to Harry the Poisonous Centipede.
With the taut pacing, gritty realism, and brilliantly fleshed-out characters that have led Seymour to be known as one of the masters of the modern thriller, Harry's Game is widely regarded as one of the greatest thrillers of the past fifty years. Back in paperback after years out of print, Harry's Game, the novel that defined the career of master espionage writer Gerald Seymour, is a deadly hide-and-seek between two killers. One is a super-assassin who has already murdered a high-up government official. The other is secret agent Harry Brown, who must uncover and destroy him. As Brown goes to Belfast and immerses himself into the community there, attempting to flush out the assassin, the two men circle each other in their lethal game, ensnaring the reader in a world of violence as the book plunges into a nightmare world of creeping terror.
Miss Popularity, Kendra, decides to play nice and make Reagan, the new girl at school, part of her elite crew. But Reagan finds that acceptance has a steep price, as her new friends make life miserable for anyone who gets in their way. And after a tragic accident and a party gone too far, can Reagan still make the right choice?
It is a tribute to the reputation and memory of the late Dr John Hartland that although more than twenty years have passed since Medical and Dental Hypnosis was first published, it has remained in demand throughout the world as one of the most popular textbooks of hypnotherapy. The present work has been extensively revised and updated while retaining the distinctive style of the original author. Much of the original content, now outdated, has been amended, deleted or extended, in order to bring the work into line with modern thinking and developments. The book contains 26 chapters divided into four parts: The History, Nature and Techniques of Hypnosis; Some Phenomena of Hypnosis and the Use of Advanced Techniques; The Clinical Application of Hypnosis and Other Uses and Some Abuses of Hypnosis. Although much of the material in the first two parts of the book is expository, it has nevertheless been extended to include more recent and better known techniques and this is reflected in more comprehensive reference lists at the end of each chapter. The third part, dealing with the clinical applications of hypnosis, is more fully documented. This is particularly so in the chapters dealing with treatment of neuroses, problems of personality and, most extensively, on hypnosis in the alleviation of pain and in surgery. New chapters dealing with the treatment of depression, the use of hypnotherapy in chronic and terminal illness and hypnosis with children are added. Part four is a completely new section covering the uses of hypnosis in competitive sports and criminal investigation as well as containing chapters on legal aspects and lay practitioners of hypnosis. The Appendix contains guidelines for the beginner in the proper application of hypnosis and the maintenance of ethical status and dignity.
The power to name is the power to make. Because you dared to unmake what he dared to make, you are Queen Beauty and eternity is yours to savor revenge.
Second Lieutenant Tommy Hart, a navigator whose B-25 was shot out of the sky in 1942, is burdened with guilt as the only surviving member of his crew. Now he is just another POW at the fiercely guarded Stalag Luft 13 in Bavaria.Then routine comes to a halt with the arrival of a new prisoner: First Lieutenant Lincoln Scott, an African American Tuskegee airman who instantly becomes the target of contempt from his fellow soldiers. When a prisoner is brutally murdered, and all the blood-soaked evidence points to Scott, Hart is tapped to defend the soldier. In a trial rife with racial tension and raw conflict, where the lines between ally and enemy blur, there are those with their own secret motives, and a burning passion for a rush to judgment, no matter what the cost.From the Paperback edition.
How do you keep your customers coming back-and get them to bring others?If you need the best practices and ideas for making your customers loyal and profitable--but don't have time to find them--this book is for you. Here are nine inspiring and useful perspectives, all in one place.This collection of HBR articles will help you:- Turn angry customers into loyal advocates- Get more people to recommend you- Boost customer satisfaction by satisfying your employees- Focus on profitable customers--whether they're loyal or not- Invest in the right CRM technology for your business- Mine customer data for more effective marketing- Increase your customers' lifetime value
"[Aciman's] best so far. . . . An existentialist adventure worthy of Kerouac."--Clancy Martin, New York Times Book Review André Aciman has been hailed as "the most exciting new fiction writer of the twenty-first century" (New York magazine), a "brilliant chronicler of the disconnect...between who we are and who we wish we might have been" (Wall Street Journal), and a writer of "fiction at its most supremely interesting" (Colm Tóibín). Now, with his third and most ambitious novel, Aciman delivers an elegant and powerful tale of the wages of assimilation--a moving story of an immigrant's remembered youth and the nearly forgotten costs and sacrifices of becoming an American. It's the fall of 1977, and amid the lovely, leafy streets of Cambridge a young Harvard graduate student, a Jew from Egypt, longs more than anything to become an assimilated American and a professor of literature. He spends his days in a pleasant blur of seventeenth-century fiction, but when he meets a brash, charismatic Arab cab driver in a Harvard Square café, everything changes. Nicknamed Kalashnikov--Kalaj for short--for his machine-gun vitriol, the cab driver roars into the student's life with his denunciations of the American obsession with "all things jumbo and ersatz"--Twinkies, monster television sets, all-you-can-eat buffets--and his outrageous declarations on love and the art of seduction. The student finds it hard to resist his new friend's magnetism, and before long he begins to neglect his studies and live a double life: one in the rarified world of Harvard, the other as an exile with Kalaj on the streets of Cambridge. Together they carouse the bars and cafés around Harvard Square, trade intimate accounts of their love affairs, argue about the American dream, and skinny-dip in Walden Pond. But as final exams loom and Kalaj has his license revoked and is threatened with deportation, the student faces the decision of his life: whether to cling to his dream of New World assimilation or risk it all to defend his Old World friend. Harvard Square is a sexually charged and deeply American novel of identity and aspiration at odds. It is also an unforgettable, moving portrait of an unlikely friendship from one of the finest stylists of our time.
In 2002 a researcher with the Harvard Crimson came across a stack of files labeled, "Secret Court Files, 1920." The accidental discovery led to the unveiling of an episode in the university's history which had been hidden away for more than eighty years. In the spring of 1920, Harvard officials were notified of a group of active homosexuals on campus. Students were called in for questioning one at a time, and many were immediately expelled. Furthermore, the school used its power to shatter the futures of these young men, making it impossible for them to be admitted to other schools or to enter the professions of their choosing. Based on the original documents and interviews with surviving family members, this book is a poignant account of the 1920 purge and a reflection upon the fear and prejudice which brought it about.
Dr Abby DiMatteo - a second-year surgical student in Boston Bayside's elite cardiac team â " is about to make an anguished, crucial decision that will jeopardize her career. A car-crash victim's healthy heart is ready to be harvested, having been cross-matched to a private patient, forty-six year-old Nina Voss. Instead Abby and her fellow medic, Vivian Chao, hatch a bold plan to make sure the transplant goes to a dying seventeen-year-old boy who is also a perfect match. The repercussions are powerful ...
All Good Gifts by Gail Gaymer MartinWidow Tess Britton came to the country for peace-- certainly not for a romance with her handsome next-door neighbor, Ryan Walsh. But when he urged her to heal her relationship with God and to be open to a lasting love-- his-- Tess had to wonder if God was giving her a second chance... with Ryan by her side.Loving Grace by Cynthia RutledgeNurse Grace Comstock needed a date for Thanksgiving-- fast! When she prayed for a handsome prince, suddenly Mr. Charming himself, Dr. Nick Tucci, appeared to escort her! At the feast, Nick convinced everyone he was Grace' s adoring boyfriend, the man she' d been waiting for-- and she found herself hoping their pretend relationship would blossom into true love.
On the morning after harvest, the inhabitants of a remote English village awaken looking forward to a hard-earned day of rest and feasting at their landowner's table. But the sky is marred by two conspicuous columns of smoke, replacing pleasurable anticipation with alarm and suspicion.One smoke column is the result of an overnight fire that has damaged the master's outbuildings. The second column rises from the wooded edge of the village, sent up by newcomers to announce their presence. In the minds of the wary villagers a mere coincidence of events appears to be unlikely, with violent confrontation looming as the unavoidable outcome. Meanwhile, another newcomer has recently been spotted taking careful notes and making drawings of the land. It is his presence more than any other that will threaten the village's entire way of life.In effortless and tender prose, Jim Crace details the unraveling of a pastoral idyll in the wake of economic progress. His tale is timeless and unsettling, framed by a beautifully evoked world that will linger in your memory long after you finish reading.
"Harvest Eating" is a lifestyle of cooking and eating using methods that have been practiced for centuries all over the globe. Chef Keith Snow has introduced thousands to the idea of getting back to the source by eating locally grown and raised foods with his wildly popular HarvestEating.com website and PBS show Harvest Eating with Chef Snow. The website is a social community based on sustainable-local, seasonal, and organic-foods and includes videos of Chef Snow preparing recipes that utilize these fresh ingredients. The PBS cooking show highlights the lifestyle by visiting nearby farms and encouraging shopping locally.The Harvest Eating Cookbook is the manual for "Harvest Eating," and encourages the reader to use foods that are fresh and in-season, and to prepare them using whole, natural ingredients. The more than 200 easy, delicious recipes are identified by season to emphasize the importance of buying fresh ingredients. It includes a do-it-yourself chapter, called "Cookenomics," that provides the reader with easy-to-follow instructions for making some staples at home (such as sausage, ground beef, mayonnaise, pickles, yogurt, ice cream, and canned vegetables) in order to avoid the processed foods that fill our supermarkets today. Includes a climactic zone chart that tells when certain foods are available in each region.
The D'Artigo sisters - good witch Camille, vampire Menolly and feline shapeshifter Delilah - continue to do their paranormal duties in the Otherworld Intelligence Agency. But although the job has its perks, the perils are becoming more and more intense - especially when a grudge-carrying demon general puts a price on their heads. A spellbinding cross between Charmed and Charlie's Angels, Yasmine Galenorn's bestselling Otherworld series continues to enthral readers across the UK.
Three unforgettable new stories: A Tangled Web by New York Times bestselling author MERCEDES LACKEY: Kidnapping Persephone should have been an easy task. But in the Five Hundred Kingdoms, nothing's ever simple-and the wrong blonde goddess is stolen by mistake, leaving Prince Leopold without his new bride. At least until he braves the realm of the dead to get her back...Cast in Moonlight by New York Times bestselling author MICHELLE SAGARA: Barely a teenager, Kaylin Neya is a thief, a fugitive and an attempted assassin. She also has a smart mouth, sharp wits and mysterious markings on her skin. All of which make her perfect bait for a child prostitution sting in the city of Elantra--if she survives her first meeting with the Hawks! Retribution by CAMERON HALEY: In the underworld, there are tricks to killing.Like executing rivals at crossroads so ghosts won't follow you home. But sometimes retribution is hard to avoid-and now a supernatural hit man has a contract on Domino Riley's life. Luckily she knows a thing or two about death....
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